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Two Physical Therapy Students Awarded Scholarships

Miriam Gritis and Corey Smith have each been awarded a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 from the Georgia Foundation of Physical Therapy (GFPT). Gritis, a native of Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, graduated from Georgia Southern University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program this past May. Though Gritis has completed her degree, she plans to use the scholarship […]

Stand Up to Parkinson’s

Over one million people in the United States live with Parkinson’s disease, a nervous system disorder that affects movement. To raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Global in collaboration with Neuro Heroes, Rock Steady Boxing, Uturn Parkinson’s and PD Avengers challenged individuals around the world to participate in the Sit 2 […]

Faculty and Students Present at APTA Meeting

Faculty and students in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences presented several educational sessions during the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The following work was presented: Nancy Henderson, PT, Ph.D., assistant professor, Haley Worst, PT, DPT, assistant professor, Ryan Decarreau, PT, lab assistant, Jacob Gross, DPT student, and Hunter Scholle, DPT student, presented […]

Faculty Recognized by Global Health Special Interest Group

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences faculty, Sidney Stoddard, Jr., PT, DPT, and colleagues were recognized by the Global Health Special Interest Group for their work in the area of social responsibility at the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) 2022 Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Their research titled “Examining Patient Demographics Within a Physical Therapy (PT)-Driven Proning […]

The RiteCare Center Collects over 1,000 Pairs of Shoes

The RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders (RCC) partnered with Funds2Orgs, the nation’s largest shoe drive fundraising company to increase access to footwear in various developing countries. This effort supported climate and sustainability efforts, promoted new jobs within the U.S. and abroad, and raised funds for the RCC. Students and community members alike were able to […]